Zone Of The Enders HD Collection – Review (PS3, 360)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: Zone of the Enders HD Collection is finally out and I have to say it is a stellar collection that fans of the franchise should check out. Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece has been upgraded with great HD graphics and new opening cinematics that makes the game seem brand new. The game has a great storyline, looks great in HD but, suffers from repetitiveness and inconsistencies in transitions from cinematic and mission variety.
Conclusion: Barring the technical issues with the frame rate, this is still an excellent conversion that presents both games in an excellent format. In HD, both Zone Of The Enders games look fantastic, and it’s great to see such cult classics in a new light.
Excerpt: When the original Zone of the Enders was released on PS2, many people referred to it as the “ Metal Gear Solid 2 demo with the free game.” Fortunately, while that was the primary reason I picked it up, ZOE ended up being a surprisingly quality game.
Excerpt: This $40 compilation is a golden opportunity for Xbox 360 owners to jump into a pair of cult favorites that were previously PlayStation-only. Mostly overlooked by gamers in their heyday, both Zone of the Enders games (released in 2001 and 2003, respectively) hold up pretty well a decade after their original releases.
Pros: + Competent ports that avoid compromising the framerate or graphical quality., + Using the
Conclusion: The anticipation for PlatinumGames’ more action-orientated take on the ever popular Metal Gear franchise is now hotter than a plutonium-flavoured curry. It’s also the game we were most impressed by at this year’s Gamescom. That said, the bundled Revengeance demo shouldn’t overshadow a classic pair of mech games that have been re-released in a definition that can be enjoyed on modern hardware.